Rice says he is happy at West Ham before visit of Vienna
The Guardian|September 30, 2021
Europa League
Jacob Steinberg

Declan Rice has insisted he remains happy at West Ham despite turning down two contract offers this year.

The England midfielder, a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, wants to play in the Champions League and has shown little interest in committing his longterm future to West Ham. Rice has three years left on his deal, with the option of another year, and has so far rebuffed the club’s attempts to fend off his suitors by giving him a lucrative new contract.

The 22-year-old, who is set to captain David Moyes’s side when they host Rapid Vienna in the Europa League tonight , said that the speculation on his future had not affected his focus. Rice scored a brilliant goal in West Ham’s victory over Dinamo Zagreb in their Group H opener and was upbeat when asked whether the club could convince him to stay.

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